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MAHS seniors tell fellow grads to look to the future

Morris Area High School seniors before the May 25 graduation. From left, Amber Uphoff, Sam Liljenquist, Carrie Wilts and Jacob Just. Rae Yost/STevens County Times1 / 5
Morris Area Seniors had their cap tassels turned by teachers Amy Mumm and Peg Rinkenberger during the May 25 graduation ceremony. Mumm and Rinkenberger also had the chance to say goodbye to the students. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times2 / 5
Morris Area High School seniors wait in the hall outside the gym May 25 before graduation. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times3 / 5
Morris Area High School seniors, from left, Cheyenne Baumgart, Kyleigh Banken, Brock Anderson and Alexander Anderson during the May 25 graduation ceremony. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times4 / 5
Jared Lanoue and Shea Wolff wait in the cafeteria before the May 25 Morris Area High School graduation. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times5 / 5

The 72 graduates of Morris Area High School influenced their classmates, student speakers Anna Mahoney and Jenna Howden said at the May 25 commencement at the school.

The qualities and attributes of the class of 2018 helped shape the individuals in the class, Mahoney said.

"We've stood by each other sides," Howden said.

Classmates may have pushed each other academically or in sports or other activities, Howden said.

But they also shared the highs and lows of being a teenager, Howden said.

Through it all, the class has accomplished much, Mahoney said.

And while the class should "appreciate yesterday and enjoy today" it must also welcome tomorrow, Mahoney said.

Howden said the class should "Imagine how far we can go" in the future.

"Let your mind be like your GPS to guide you," Mahoney said.